“Presentation Skills” is a two-day Programme designed to introduce behaviour and strategies that support presentations. The types of presentations and their purposes are explored. Elements of speaking style, giving effective feedback and asking questions are discussed. Methods for planning and preparing presentations are introduced. The different parts of a presentation are identified. Tools for enhancing presentations are identified. Participants prepare and deliver a presentation using the techniques and tools introduced.
- Speak with confidence and competence.
- Plan and organise a presentation.
- Create and use high-quality visuals.
- Manage and respond to questions.
- Convert nervousness into energy and enthusiasm.
- Set the stage for success.
- Use good delivery skills.
- Establish and maintain rapport with your audience.
Presentations, role-plays, group discussion, lectures
- Identify and demonstrate characteristics of a good introduction.
- Present a one-minute introduction and receive feedback.
Preparing the Presentations
- Build a preparation plan to ensure a good presentation.
- Consider the purpose of the presentation.
- Determine the desired outcome of the presentation.
- Facing the audience.
- Choice of words appropriate for the audience.
- Content appropriate for the audience.
- Posture and eye contact.
Structure of Successful Presentations
- Use the Diamond Structure for a presentation and/or opening.
- Demonstrate the use of appropriate content, choice of words, posture, and behaviour for successful presentations.
The Wigwam Opening
- Create and use a Wigwam opening.
Using Visual Aids and Equipment in Presentations
- Use selected presentation tools to deliver a portion of a presentation.
Dealing with Tension and Stress
- Identify methods to cope with tension and stress.
Reacting to Questions and Remarks
- React effectively to questions and remarks from the audience.
The Anxious Presenter
- Identify distracting behaviours that limit the effectiveness of a presentation.
How to Keep the Audience Engaged
- Use methods to keep the audience engaged during a presentation.
Verbal and Non-Verbal Behaviours
- Identify the appearance, gestures, voice, language, and facial expressions on the audience.
- Identify and demonstrate characteristics of a good introduction of a company and its product(s).
Closings – Just As Important As Openings
- Identify and use methods to make effective closings.
The Big Presentation
- Present a ten-minute presentation using applicable tools and receive feedback.